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Our Fall 2017 Conference will be held on October 20, 2017 at the Turf Valley Resort in Elliot City, MD.
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We have provided the POWERPOINT PRESENTATION by Cathy Roberts and Increasing Cultural Competence with Muslim Clients presented by Salma Elkadi ABugideiri Cultural Competence Presentation.
Presentations at the Spring 2017 Conference
Cultural Competence & Racism: Challenges for therapists in a culturally diverse society
Date: April 7, 2017
NEW VENUE! Crowne Plaza, Annapolis, MD
Time: 9 AM to 4:30 PM
6 CEU'S | APPROVED FOR LCPCs, LCMFTs, LCADCs, LGPCs
There will be interpreting services for the hard of hearing.
Deadline: April 1, 2017 (late registration: $20 additional)
LCPCM Members: $125
Morning Presentation: Understanding Racism From a Personal and Professional Perspective
Presenters: Cathy Roberts, LCPC & Gilbert Bliss, LCSW-C
What is the therapist’s role and responsibility in recognizing and dissolving racism? What inner work is required to know, own, and confront per-sonal bias? We don’t know what we don’t know. How does “not knowing” get in your way when working with clients different from you? In this didactic and experiential workshop we will exam-ine the mechanism that maintains racism in the U.S. We will review our racialized history, explore personal and professional privilege and bias, and locate where we each are in identity development using racial identity models. Through this explora-tion, therapists can increase awareness of uncon-scious bias that contributes to systemic racial dom-inance and oppression.
Afternoon Presentation: Increasing Cultural Competence with Muslim Clients
Presenter: Salma Abugideiri, LPC
This interactive workshop will provide therapists with information and tools to provide more effec-tive treatment to Muslim clients and their families. The presentation will provide an overview of im-portant values in Muslim families, and will explore some of the diverse cultures that represent Muslim families in the US. Attention will be given to the intersection of culture and religion, and the ways in which these respective values may be used as a re-source in the therapeutic process. The presentation will also consider the ways in which mental health issues are viewed and dealt with, and some best practices when working with Muslim families. The impact of current geo-political issues on Muslim individuals and communities will also be discussed as it relates to mental health and treatment. Ample time will be given for discussion and participant questions.